Category Archives: Estate Planning

If the best candidate to appoint as the executor of your estate lives in a different state than you, it is possible to designate him or her. However, there are some drawbacks in doing so that need to be considered. The executor of your estate should be someone trustworthy who has financial acumen and who […]

If you are named as the executor of an estate, you might feel honored by the appointment. That honor can turn to horror if you make a mistake that subjects you to personal liability. Being the executor of an estate sounds a lot easier than it really is. The executor has to figure out what […]

Traditional funerals overseen by a funeral director in a funeral home can be very expensive. Many are choosing the even older option of having home funerals. Having a mortician embalm the remains of the deceased and having a funeral director oversee a public mourning now seem like the traditional ways of burying the dead in […]

Late musician David Bowie's will was recently submitted to probate. Other than how his remains should be handled the will contains little that is unusual. As a musician and performer David Bowie was always unique. Depending on a person's point of view, Bowie could even at times have been considered weird or bizarre. This made […]

The Internet is changing how people mourn. Is it possible that in the future we will be able to plan our own digital funerals? If you are a frequent user of Facebook or Twitter, then you have undoubtedly noticed that whenever a well-liked celebrity passes away the social media sites are flooded with an outpouring […]

It is no secret that many millennials are beginning their careers with large amounts of debt. Many of them are making the mistake of waiting to save for retirement until their debts are paid off. Before they even start their professional lives many in the millennial generation are saddled with student loan and credit card […]

The number of Americans living to see their 100th birthday is on the rise. It is not easy to pay for that many years of retirement.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Americans who lived to be 100 years old increased by 44% between 2000 and 2014. Nevertheless, the […]

When you don’t know where else to turn, look to the facts. Cold, hard, unflinching facts and statistics. As long as you understand the details behind the statistics and agree with the methods used, they can give you great insight into a situation. So today, we’re delving into some estate planning statistics that reveal how Americans […]

If your spouse passed away in the last three years, the IRS is offering a potential estate tax break for your estate. However, you need to act quickly if you want to take advantage of it. One of the newer and better provisions in tax law is that you can take advantage of any portion […]